Woodway high speed pursuit and arrest


A 20-year-old McGregor man already wanted on other charges fled police during a traffic stop and now faces additional charges.

The pursuit came at 4:35 p.m. Sunday when a Woodway police officer clocked a car at 81 miles per hour in a 60-zone on Highway 84 and attempted to stop the car.

The driver immediately made a U-turn in the highway and fled at a high rate of speed.

A police statement said the driver ran a red light at the intersection of Highway 84 and Speegleville Road before turning off into the Meadowland Estates neighborhood.

However, police had obtained the license plate number and with the description of the car were able to discontinue the pursuit at that time.

A short time later officers located the suspect vehicle parked at a residence in the Harris Creek neighborhood with the driver still inside.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old Parker Riley Watts of McGregor was taken into custody.

Police found him to be in possession of 31 grams of marijuana.

It was also discovered at that time that he had two outstanding bond forfeiture warrants with an original charge of possession of marijuana.

He was taken to the McLennan County Jail on the new marijuana charge,  the two bond forfeiture warrants and a new charges of felony evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

His total bond was set at $36,000.

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